Tag Archives: Bali

Photo Equipment Part 2: What’s in the Bag

Some people take photos because they travel. I travel so I can take photos.

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Eating Bali

People say, when traveling, eat the local food, right? So yeah, there I was being a good little traveler and ordering the Indonesian chicken curry. (How can you go wrong with the interesting spelling and curry?)

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Is RTW right for you?

Sometimes when I completely fall in love with a place, I want to stay indefinitely. Standing in the Sunday market in Bac Ha, Vietnam, my senses are overwhelmed by the colors.  My camera is on overdrive. I am in heaven. But I spend exactly one day in Bac Ha, leave the North of Vietnam, fly […]

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What’s in a Name?

“What’s in a name?” says Juliet to the night sky, in the famous balcony scene of Shakespeare’s play. I bet she did not know about a baby girl who was so fat that when she sat in lotus position on her grandfather’s lap, folds of  her flesh hung in layers, so he affectionately nicknamed her […]

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Backstage at Uluwatu

Photos by Aloha Lavina From a sleepy rice farming community, the village of Uluwatu has transformed itself into prosperity thanks to Kecak, a chanting musical featuring familiar characters from the Ramayana. Because it’s such an exciting, beautiful show, I’ve gone three times in as many trips to Bali. For 70,000 Rupiah, you can catch this […]

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The Good, the Bugs, and the Ugly

A Little Romp Through Some Travel Stereotypes At four-thirty in the morning, it’s pretty noticeable when someone is yelling or talking unnaturally fast. My brain cells have hardly woken up, standing in line at Passport Control at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok. The blonde woman in the red Billabong sweater, the one whose departure card and AirAsia […]

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